C. Carter of Rochelle Wilcox County Georgia being of sound mind and
memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in names and
form following that is to say,
It is my will that my funeral shall be conducted without ostentation and
that the expense thereof together with all my just debts be fully paid.
That this will be executed without any Court Cost or expenses or Only so
much as is required by law. That the Executors my two sons herein after
named as such be allowed and shall receive for their service such rate
per cost as is provided by law and that their pay be shared equally by
I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Elizabeth Carter all
real estate owned or possessed by me at the time of my death for her use
support and benefit during her life to be managed rented or sold if
necessary and money may be reinvested as thought best by the Executors
above referred to and herein after mentioned said wife Concurring in or
agreeing to any sale made.
To said wife I also give & bequeath all household and kitchen goods and
all other personal property owned or possessed by me at the time of my
death including money notes and accounts as my be required to pay debts
and current expenses. Otherwise said wife may give or dispose of
personal property as she wishes or desires for it becomes hers at my
death by this will.
After the death of said wife Mrs. M.E. Carter all property herein willed
to her or such portion as remains unexpended or not disposed of shall
revert back to my estate and be divided equally or otherwise agreeably
among our four children Jesse P. Carter Mrs. Julia F. Hammond Mrs. Mary
E. Kinnon and Milton L. Carter.
And last I hereby constitute and appoint my two sons Jesse P. Carter and
Milton L. Carter without bond as security to be the executors of this my
last will and testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me
made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will
and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 30th
day of May A.D. 1916.
published and declared by the above named William C. Carter as his last
will and testament in presence of us who at his request have signed as
Witnesses of the same.
T. C. Wells